Greener Machu Picchu Tour: Reforest the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary with one million native trees
The historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is a protected green area, a natural heritage of humanity. Located in the heart of the Andes and the Peruvian jungle, it is an area vulnerable to landslides and forest fires. For this reason, a reforestation campaign in that area with one million native trees has begun.
The students and teachers of the professional school of Biology of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco (Unsaac) together with the park rangers of Cusco inserted about 640 alder plants in the Santa Rita - Chachabamba sector, as an initial part of the campaign of reforestation "One million trees in 10 years for the Machu Picchu historical sanctuary”.
The action will cover Machu Picchu and buffer sectors comprising 37,000 hectares. It will be reforested with native and native species of the area, which are a total of 24 tree species and 8 shrubs, planted in the rainy season. All this will be done in order to protect the sanctuary against climate change, with the support of schoolchildren, university students, tour guides and a number of professionals.
"Everyone is involved in this work, for example, today children will plant trees from Manu (symbolically), housewives who live in Machu Picchu with nurseries are also added," said one of those involved.
Hopefully this campaign will pay off and not be in a few actions. Machu Picchu and the world needs more facts of this kind. Let's follow the example and support with our actions to curb the impact of climate change.
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